Department of Psychological Sciences, Purdue University

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

making memories since 2014

Sangha Lab 

New lab paper in press!

Ng K, Pollock MW, Urbanczyk PJ, Sangha S (2018). Altering D1 receptor activity in the basolateral amygdala impairs fear suppression during a safety cue. Neurobiology of Learning & Memory 147: 26-34.

New book coming soon in April 2018! 

Sangha S and Foti D (2018). Neurobiology of Abnormal Emotion and Motivated Behaviors: Integrating Animal and Human Research. 1st edition. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Academic Press.

Susan Sangha, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences

Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience

What we do


Clinical disorders arising from maladaptive emotion regulation present a large burden on society worldwide. Many of these disorders show comorbidity, for example, addiction with anxiety disorders. Even though there has been much research on reward and fear processing, the majority of studies have been conducted in parallel, investigating the circuitries separately. If we hope to understand and treat comorbid disorders resulting from maladaptive emotion regulation we need to increase our efforts in investigating how these circuitries integrate their functions to influence behavior. This is the focus of the Sangha Lab. We have developed a novel behavioral paradigm explicitly designed to assess reward, fear and safety cue learning together in order to investigate the multiple circuitries that regulate these learning processes.